Each year the HDWG sponsors a forum. The purpose of the forums is to bring in national speakers to discuss emerging issues in health disparities research. These forums are designed for health professionals, community members, students, and faculty concerned with reducing health disparities.
The Economy and Health: What is the Role of Public Health? Keynote Speakers: Kate Strully from the University at Albany, State University of New York; Paul Mattessich, Executive director of Wilder Research; and Melanie Ferris, Research Scientist at Wilder Research. April 27, 2012
Accelerating the Future: The Changing Face of Health in America. Keynote Speakers: José A. Pagán, Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy University of North Texas; Durado Brooks, Director of Prostate and Colorectal Cancers at the American Cancer Society; Lynn Blewett, Professor in the Division of Health Policy & Management at the University of Minnesota; David Perdue, Medical Director of the American Indian Cancer Foundation. April 19, 2011
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Reducing Health Disparities: Where to go from Here. Keynote Speakers: Dr. David Williams from the Harvard School of Public Health and Dr. Alice Ammerman from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Health Care Reform and Health Equity. Keynote Speakers: Dr. Michael H. Trujillo from the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona; Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar; and Jeffrey O. Korsmo, Director of Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center.
Mobilizing Communities of Color to Promote Healthy Living and Eating. Keynote Speaker: Antronette K. Yancey, Co-Director of the Center to Eliminate Health Disparities at the UCLA, School of Public Health.
HDWGF Relevant Risk, Revolution and Revisiting Rose – Causes of Population Levels and Social Inequalities in Health. Keynote Speaker: John W. Lynch, Chair of Population Health at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.